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Tile Flooring Store in Acton, Massachusetts

Tile has been a beloved staple in homes for years, and it continues to be one of the most popular home products. Whether you need something plain or something unique that looks like real wood, there's a perfect tile option for your setting, and Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home in Acton, Massachusetts, is just what you’re looking for.


What Are the Different Types of Tiles?

There are three main tile types - ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are the most popular types, and they are among the first flooring choices for kitchens and bathrooms. Stone tile on the other hand is favored for outdoors and unique looks.

  • Ceramic Tile - Ceramic tile is a popular choice in kitchens and bathrooms because it can handle moisture and heat. It is easy to clean and maintain, and the individual tiles can be replaced if necessary. What's also great is the design versatility offered by ceramic. There are so many different shapes, sizes, and patterns from which to choose.
  • Porcelain Tile - Porcelain tile is very similar to ceramic tile, but it features a denser construction. With this construction, porcelain offers greater moisture resistance, and the tiles will rarely, if ever, crack or chip. Porcelain, unlike ceramic, can even be installed outdoors on patios.
  • Stone Tile - Stone tile, as you can imagine, is made from natural stone, so it will add style and luxury to your setting. Because no two stone tiles look exactly alike, stone tile actually offers one-of-a-kind looks. Stone tiles can be finished and treated, so they are typically durable enough for kitchens and other areas in the home including outdoors.


What Is Wood Look Tile?

How does wood look tile combine real wood looks with tile's moisture and heat resistance? First, the ceramic and porcelain tiles are manufactured like regular tiles, but then they are cut into plank-like sizes. These planks are meant to mimic the shapes and sizes of real wood planks. Then, using special printing machines, an authentic wood visual is digitally printed on top of the planks. In the past, these wood visuals were generic and plain, but nowadays, they are truly authentic. In the end, some of the planks are even textured so that they feel like real hardwood planks.

What results are wood look tiles that look and often feel like hardwood. But, because these tiles are made like any other ceramic and porcelain tiles, they can handle moisture, heat, foot traffic, and other environmental impacts that hardwood cannot handle. As such, wood-look tiles can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas where moisture is an issue. You can even use wood look tiles to design custom showers and baths.


Why Choose Tile?

There are benefits to tile, like its versatility, vast number of beautiful designs, and lower maintenance. It can be installed throughout your home, is water-resistant, and often, waterproof, and is also ideal for busy homes with pets, children, and guests. Whether you want a modern oasis or a cozy chic room, you can find a variety of tile styles to choose from in ceramic, porcelain, or stone. You can also combine tile styles in one application with borders and accents to truly create a space that is your own.


Where Can Tile Be Installed?

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry rooms
  • Living rooms
  • Basements
  • Patios
  • And more!


How Else Can Tile Be Used?

In addition to flooring, certain tiles can be installed on walls and backsplashes, and it can be used to create custom showers and baths. For these smaller areas, be sure to consider decorative tiles such as mosaic tiles and glass tiles. These, while not as durable as floor tiles, are more stylish.


Why Choose Tile Backsplashes?

The unique thing about tile backsplashes is that you can use tiles to create custom designs in your kitchens and bathrooms, so they can truly reflect your own tastes and personality. Backsplash tiles are more design-focused than floor tiles and are often colorful and glossy. They can also be neutral and basic, or installed with intricate patterns. No matter what design you’re trying to accomplish, you can achieve it with a custom tile backsplash.


Can I DIY Tile Installation?

As with other types of flooring, we recommend letting professional installers take on your tile installation. We can, however, provide you with a brief overview so you can better understand how we install tile and answer all your general questions about installation. No matter where you choose to install tile, you'll need to make sure that the tile is rated for your moisture or foot traffic requirements. Certain styles of tile are considered more water-resistant, so they are appropriate for high-moisture areas like showers.


Where Can I Shop Tile Near Me?

Visit Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home to take advantage of our selection of tiles in Acton, MA. We have ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile from top tile brands and Carpet One exclusive brands. Our design team will help you make the perfect choices for your setting, and then our installation teams will help make your design dreams a reality. Can’t wait to get started? Shop our tile selection online right now!

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